About the Scholarship

Missouri Department of Higher Education offers the Public Service Officer Survivor Grant to students who have been a public safety officer who is permanently disabled in the line of duty or the spouse or the child of an officer who was killed while in the duty.

The grant provides financial assistance to the public offers and their family members while receiving a postsecondary education.


Missouri Public Service Survivor Grant Awards

  • The grant will be lesser than the tuition for 12 credit hours at the school the applicant is enrolled as full-time.

  • The grant amount will be lesser than the tuition amount for 12 credits for an undergraduate resident of the state enrolled for full-time.

  • The applicant must be enrolled in an eligible university or college to pursue an undergraduate degree program.


Missouri Public Service Survivor Grant Application

  • The applicant must be a public safety officer or a dependent of a public officer who was physically disabled or killed in the line of duty.

  • The applicant must be a permanent resident of the state of Missouri.

  • The applicant must be enrolled for an undergraduate degree program in an accredited, eligible university or college in the state of Missouri.

  • The applicant must be less than 24 years of age if not an officer.

  • The applicant must not be pursuing a degree program with a major in theology or divinity.

  • The application form is available on the official website.


Missouri Public Service Survivor GrantApplication Deadline

The application has no deadline. Although, early submission is appreciated.


Eligibility Criteria

  • Applicant must not be more than 24 years of age.

  • Applicant must be enrolled as a full-time undergraduate student in a university

  • Applicant must maintain satisfactory academic qualifications throughout the tenure of the course 

  • Applicant shall not pursue a certificate in theology or divinity.

  • Applicant must a Missouri resident and a U.S citizen or eligible non-citizen